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Valentine's Day gift guide 2023: The best customizable gifts

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Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you're struggling to find a new way to surprise and delight that special someone in your life, we've got you covered. Personalized presents are the perfect way to show just how much you care about someone, and there are plenty to pick from. Keep reading for our roundup of the best customizable gifts to give this Valentine's Day. 

Top products in this article: 

Tinggly experience box, $59 and up 

Scentbird perfume subscription, $48 for three months 

Awe Inspired Aphrodite necklace, $210 and up 

Best personalized gift ideas 

We have plenty of custom gift recommendations to help you get extra personal with your presents this year, from perfume subscriptions and gifted getaways to made-to-measure jeans and more.

Scentbird perfume subscription

Scentbird perfume subscription

What better gift to personalize than a classic romantic present? A gifted Scentbird subscription allows the recipient to select their own personalized perfume or cologne fragrances after taking the Scentbird quiz. They'll answer questions about their ideal fragrance, and you won't have to deal with the pressure of picking out something so personal as a perfume. Gifted subscriptions start at three-months long for $48. 

Scentbird perfume subscription, $48 for three months 

Awe Inspired Goddess necklace

Awe Inspired Goddess necklace
Awe Inspired

Awe Inspired crafts jewelry that encourages its wearers to embrace their inner goddesses. Have your intended recipient take the Awe Inspired inner goddess quiz, and then give them a piece of jewelry that corresponds to their results.

Plus, a portion of proceeds from every Awe order benefits a number of national charity partners, each chosen for the work they do to better their communities and uplift humans facing adversity.

This Aphrodite necklace comes in five metals, two chain lengths and is available as a necklace or just a pendant.

Awe Inspired Aphrodite necklace, $210 and up 

Pluto Pillow 

Pluto Pillow
Pluto Pillow

Gift a custom-built pillow from Pluto Pillow. This personalized pillow company helps recipients design their ideal pillow with a questionnaire about their sleeping habits, comfort preferences and more. To give the gift of a pillow from Pluto, all you need is your intended recipient's name and email. 

Pluto Pillow, $110 and up

Tinggly experience box

Tinggly experience box

Tinggly is a global and sustainable travel company on a mission to promote the gifting of experiences over material goods. Tinggly travel experts curate experiences around the world then make them giftable through a wide range of themed gift boxes. Starting at $59, boxes allow the recipient to choose from an array of adventures, including a Niagara Falls tour, a wine-tasting cruise, cooking classes and more. 

Tinggly also offers gift boxes for couples, adrenaline seekers and travelers, which include luxury hotel stays and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Gift boxes can be personalized with a custom message, and are mailed in eco-friendly materials or sent via email.

Tinggly experience box, $129 and up 

Yankee Candle personalized candle

Yankee Candle personalized candle
Yankee Candle

Yankee Candles always make great gifts, but for an extra $5, you can customize your candle to the recipient with a photo and personal message, turning your gift into a total keepsake. 

Yankee Candle personalized candle, $24 and up  

Personalized wood rolling pin

Personalized Wood Rolling Pin
My Personal Memories via Amazon

Customize this wooden rolling pin with an engraving of the recipient's name for an extra personal touch to this sweet gift.

Personalized wood rolling pin, $30 and up

Unspun gift kit 

Unspun gift kit

Unspun offers made-to-measure denim for maximum comfort and style. This gift kit includes everything your recipient will need to pick out their own perfect pair of jeans, with a selection of swatches, look book and gift card valid for any pair of Unspun jeans.

Note: Unspun requires shoppers to download an app to help take measurements; use of the app requires a smartphone with 3D-scanning capabilities. 

Unspun gift kit, $200 (reduced from $250)

The Jacket Maker custom-fit leather jacket

Ionic Black Leather Jacket
The Jacket Maker

The Jacket Maker offers all their jackets made-to-measure for just $50 extra. So, you can find your ideal, size-inclusive (size XS to 4XL) leather jacket at a mid-range price point. The Jacket Maker is a direct-to-consumer company, which cuts out the middleman, storefront and marketing costs to make the product more affordable for you.

You can even schedule a consultation to customize a leather jacket's leather type, color, print and embroideries. You can also make a custom bomber jacket, varsity jacket, embroidered jacket, jean jacket, windbreaker, trenchcoat, parka and leather vest on the site. Custom bags and shoes are available too.

The Jacket Maker jackets, $250 and up

Personalized apron

Personalized Apron
Naive Argo via Amazon

Customize this apron for the chef who deserves extra recognition for their efforts in the kitchen.

Personalized apron, $21

MasterClass subscription

Masterclass subscription

Struggling to find a gift for the person who seems like they have everything? MasterClass makes a great personalized present because the recipient can design their own curriculum and take a class on practically anything taught by the experts. Take a filmmaking class with Martin Scorsese, a cooking class with Gordon Ramsay or even a science class with Bill Nye. 

MasterClass subscription, $15 and up per month

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